Why don't chemistry textbooks cite their sources? High schoolers are taught to use references for specific details, but my college-level textbooks state many such details without an ounce of support. How do we entrust our students' learning to books that make unsupported claims?! It's unscientific. How can I be sure that one textbook is not simply misstating another, or propagating another's errors?
Thoughts on chemistry, general science, and whatever else is banging around in my mind.